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Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Colliver

Valley Sports & Spine

3706 S Main St Ste D Blacksburg, VA 24060

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(540) 443-3832


Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO is a spinal cord injury specialist in Blacksburg, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Med Glendale Az in 2004 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and sports medicine.


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(540) 443-3832

Dr. Colliver accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Dr. Colliver's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colliver treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Colliver treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colliver treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Colliver treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colliver treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Colliver treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Colliver's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Colliver's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Colliver

2.7

Based on 39 reviews

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Not a very good bedside manner. It was obvious after my first and only visit it’s his way or the highway.
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The doctor examined me and hurt me, then told me to go to his (!) spinal clinic next door. I requested PT instead, which helped greatly, but when I saw him again, he insisted that I was not better at all, implying that he did not believe my word that I can work out again at the gym because the pain is much less. And that space cadet PA!! Doctor cannot clearly explain anything, being disrespectful, and impatient. He has an obsession with another treatment, not PT. I will not go back there.
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DEEEPEST THANKS, Dr. Colliver, for your caring and recommendations re: my back. I am truly grateful that you are working with me!! Questions 1. Did you see the results of my Nuclear Medicine Spect CT of my lumbar spine?. A family member asked me to ask you these questions: 1. Should I stop having back massages along the spine? 2. To what degree is the curvature? 3. Is this a progressive issue? 4. Is this a normal progression at ,my age? Another appointment? DEEP THANKS, Phyllis
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I had low back pain that radiated down my thigh and calf. I began physical therapy which helped significantly, but the pain recurred. Dr. Colliver gave me an SI injection that completely relieved the pain. My job requires me to be alert. I cannot routinely take pain meds or muscle relaxers. I am thankful that I am pain free and medicine free!
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Possibly the worst experience I have ever had with a physician. Nothing was learned at my visit that was not already explained to me by my primary care doctor. Pain is an illusion to him as having a herniated disc is not worthy of even the mildest of medication to manage.
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We've had multiple apple w/ very little info. They schedule you w/PA whoasks questions that could be done over phone. Follow up is with Dr Colliver. seems great when you can see him. So 4 visits could've been handled in 2. also really favor & recommend their in house rehab (no insurance cov) over PT(licensed and covered). Staff is aloof and unhelpful. Demanded payment at last visit vs sending bill after being told I could be billed. Did not have HSA W/me so we had to leave. Very disappointed.
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Dr. Colliver seems to be courteous and professional. Not sure if his interest is mainly getting a person to make numerous visits. Office staff is incompetent. Insurance billing is incompetent.
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Dr Colliver has the magic touch. I had been in pain several months. One visit with him and he diagnosed & corrected my problem. He is very polite and courteous. The office was ran professional. Highly recommended.
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Office staff is misinformed about policies. Told I could not have results of diagnostic tests (done after the first appointment as an outpatient) without scheduling another appointment. Followup not supposed to be for a month, but to get the results, returned a week after the first appointment. Dr. Colliver was surprised to see me and told me that I should NOT have had to make an appointment just to get the "all clear" on the diagnostics- he said staff was training. Dr. is great, staff is not.
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The staff at Dr. Culliver's office is inefficient to say the least. They told me they would schedule my MRI...I called 2 1/2 weeks later and the comment was "she has not done that? I thought she had..you keep your phone close because I will call you back today." A week later she called. That was only one issue of several in dealing with the front office. There is no personality, compassion, or concern. Dr. Colliver is a very good doctor but he is losing patients due to his office staff
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO is a spinal cord injury specialist in Blacksburg, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Arizona College Of Osteopathic Med Glendale Az in 2004 and specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2009
Buffalo Spine and Sports Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University Of Utah, Pmr Department
Residency Hospital
2005
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
Arizona College Of Osteopathic Med Glendale Az
Medical School
1998
James Madison University
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2005
2004
1998

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Pain Society Scholarship Recipient, May 2007
  • University of Utah, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Research Award, 2007-2008
  • Mark P. Scott Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, June 2008

Media & Publications

  • Association of Chiari malformation and Craniocervical Instability in Children with Beare-Stevenson Syndrome; A Case Report and Literature Review., 2006
  • Radial nerve palsy in a manual laborer after shoveling, July 2007

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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